Changing perspective is something quite beautiful. In this post, I’m going to tell you how traveling changed my perspective.
I’ve been away for the past 3 weeks, traveling along the beautiful west and east coast of Vancouver Island, BC. It was my first vacation ever since I got my histamine intolerance back in 2013. Now that I’m back home, there are a few thoughts that I’d like to share with you:
How my first destination changed me
The advantages of travel are obvious – you get to see new and hopefully inspiring things, in exchange for the content of your wallet. But to me, traveling is much more. When I was a teenager, I always wanted to travel to north America and when I could finally afford it, I was more than just excited.
The first destination I chose, was Vancouver, BC – I had the best time of my life there. Because I had such an awesome und inspiring trip, I went to a language school in Toronto one year later. These two trips alone helped me building my character during that time. I was able to get a new perspective on my life and life itself.
Before that, the only world I knew was the world around me. I always had a feeling in my gut, that I wanted more from life than that. I wasn’t unhappy, but I had no particular goal in life.
New life goals after changing perspective
After visiting Canada and the United States for the first time, I was sure I wanted to live there someday. I set a goal to myself and I was ready to work hard to achieve it. I’m in my mid 20’s now and I’m still working towards that goal. I’m not sure how long it’s gonna take me to get where I want, but I won’t give up before I reached it.
Before I began to travel, I didn’t even know that I was capable of working hard to achieve my dreams. I started taking evening classes to improve my English and I’m still constantly improving it. I started developing my skills (design, web, health etc.) and just tried my best to improve myself year by year.
You have to have “life-goals“ in order to succeed in life. Small, “year-goals“, as I like to call them, will help you getting closer to your life-goal, step by step. Both of them are equally important. One cannot be without the other.
So I guess the message I want to get out there is, travel (if you can afford it) and see what you find out there. Maybe you find out that you don’t even like being abroad, so once you come back, you can appreciate the life you already have, even more. Changing perspective is not easy, but it’s well worth the effort.